Homegroup questions W/C 20th October

Passage: Nehemiah 4 verse 1 – 15
  1. What shape did the external opposition to God’s work take (example vs. 1-3, 7-9? How was that countered (for example see vs. 4, 5)? Discuss opposition you may encounter in your following of Jesus.
  2. How did the workers feel about the task as it got to the half-way mark (see vs. 6 and 10)? What saps you of energy as you seek to ‘build for Christ’ in your family, work and church?
  3. V.12 is particularly sad: why? How is such discouragement – from those who should know better – to be overcome (see vs. 13 and 14)?